AAPC Live Streamed May 27, 2020 3pm Pacific.
Abstract: Nearly 25% of the universe is composed of a mysterious substance known as dark matter (while 70% of the cosmos is something called “dark energy”) making it the height of hubris to think that we know all there is to know about physics and astronomy today. This talk will review the strong evidence behind the existence of dark matter, such as gravitational lensing, then discuss how it might lead to naturally occurring anomalies not involving craft piloted by intelligent beings at all. Next, I will cover the possibility for its use as fuel for interstellar flight, one that can be gathered in transit, given its natural abundance being 5x that of interstellar hydrogen. I will also mention the various different possibilities for what dark matter actually is, and current attempts to “harness” it, or at least identify it, here on Earth, in deep-underground direct detection experiments. Time permitting, I will venture into a discussion of dark energy, unrelated to dark matter except for the adjective dark meaning unknown, and how craft, terrestrial or otherwise, might also be able to tap into this as the real-life “zero-point vacuum energy.”
Bio: Dr. Matthew Szydagis received his B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago, then worked as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California Davis. He is now an Assistant Professor at the University at Albany SUNY studying experimental particle astrophysics, in particular direct detection of dark matter, as well as general detector development for rare event searches. He was inspired by Star Trek: The Next Generation as a child to become a scientist, and has always been fascinated by the UAP phenomenon, treating it seriously his entire life.
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What is the Possible Connection between UAPs and Dark Matter?
by Dr. Matthew Szydagis
May 6, 2020 at 3 pm Pacific/6 pm Eastern
Analysis of the "Ubatuba" material by Robert Powell.
Robert Powell reviews recent testing he and his team completed on a 99.88% pure magnesium sample first obtained in the Ubatuba region of Brazil in 1957. Powell will reviewed the history of the sample, previous chemical testing, isotopic analysis of the magnesium as well as isotopic analysis of impurities in the sample that were in 100ppm levels, namely strontium, barium, zinc, and copper. Lastly he will discuss the meaning of the results that he obtained.
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